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Green light for CrossFit gym at former TV studios

Green light for CrossFit gym at former TV studios

Sunday 15 May 2022

Green light for CrossFit gym at former TV studios

Sunday 15 May 2022

A CrossFit gym has been given permission to open in the former CTV studios at La Pouquelaye.

CrossFit Bushido applied to Planning to change the use of a part of CTV House from offices to a gym.

This week, the Planning Committee approved the application, subject to the gym owners complying with a ‘management plan’ which sets rules for members attending classes before 08:00, noise levels, the gym’s code of conduct, and where equipment will be located.

CrossFit is a high-intensity fitness programme which incorporates elements from several sports and types of exercise.

CrossFit Bushido will run up to 16 classes a day during the week with a maximum of 14 people per class. At the weekend, there will be up to four classes daily with a maximum of 20 people per session.

Pictured: The gym will open in the former Channel studios at La Pouquelaye.

It will also provide facilities for personal trainers to undertake one-to-one training sessions and treatment facilities for sports-related services such as a nutritionist, physiotherapy, chiropractor and osteopath.

In giving permission, Planning said: “The Committee was satisfied that the proposal will be a good use of an existing building located within the Built-Up area, and that any potential impacts on residents can be managed by appropriate restrictions, subject to conditions limiting the operation to this user only, noise and vibration attenuation measures being in place before commencement, and a management agreement to cover behavioural matters and activities."

A covered bike shelter, including electric charging points, will also have to be built before the gym can open.

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Posted by Private Individual on
It might be good news for the gym but not for the residents that live next door to it.

This is nothing more than the privatization of sport on the island in line with the decanting of sport from Fort Regent to private property. In doing so they are introducing noise and conflict into residential areas that did not exist before.

There were 33 comments with regard to this application most of whom objected to the application, this also included objections from the St Helier Roads Committee and Environmental Health. All of which stressed the increased use of the area as an issue along with noise and increased traffic.

The coverage of this story does not paint the whole picture as this is now a real issue across the island. The removal of sport from Fort Regent is having a direct impact on where people live.
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